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Hudson freshman Lucas Rukavina swims the backstroke portion of the 200 medley relay in the Raiders' Big Rivers Conference dual meet at River Falls Thursday night. Rukavina, Zachary Dahl, Charlie Skinner and Jack Jorgensen combined for a first-place time of 1:48.60 in the event. Bob Burrows photo

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Hudson senior Jay Skinner set a new River Falls High School pool record in the 500 freestyle and the Raiders took first in nine of the meet's 12 events on their way to a 110-75 victory over the Wildcats in a Big Rivers Conference dual Thursday night, Jan. 7 in River Falls.


Skinner pulled away from River Falls' Roland Pomfret to win the 500 free with a new pool record time of 5 minutes, 5.35 seconds. Pomfret was second with a time of 5:09.53.

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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